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This event spotlighted the evidence base for disaster risk finance in developing countries, launching the findings of a three-year research project implemented by the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP), a joint initiative of GFDRR and the World Bank Group’s Finance and Markets Global Practice.

The 17th meeting of the Consultative Group of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery was held on April 27-28, 2016.

The benefits of strong and effective building regulatory frameworks are elaborated in the World Bank-GFDRR report “Building Regulation for Resilience: Managing Risks for Safer Cities." In the seminar, findings and recommendations of the report were shared, prior to the official launch.

The half-day workshop featured expert panel sessions with case study presentations to explore policy experience, operational knowledge and state-of-art innovations in applying green infrastructure solutions for urban flood risk management.

Held on the sidelines of the Fragility Forum, this round of the Resilience Dialogue series explored challenges and opportunities at the nexus of disaster risk and conflict.


This Knowledge Partnership Day organized by the current Co-Chair of the Consultative Group of GFDRR, Germany, brought together experts to showcase innovative approaches toward strengthening climate and disaster resilience.

From developing and adopting national policies on disaster risk management (DRM) and setting new institutions, to initiating risk assessments and finding innovative ways to finance disaster preparedness— Sub-Saharan African countries have exhibited effective leadership and commitment to the global DRM agenda. This session explored the success achieved and lessons learned thus far.

This round of the Resilience Dialogue explored how to scale up and sustain funding and implementation of disaster and climate risk programs to advance post-2015 resilience goals.


We convened a two week long dialogue dedicated to Urban Flood Risk Management, in which experts, practitioners and policy makers explored cross-cutting solutions and innovative approaches in dealing with urban flood risk.